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2011 Top Gifts Family Favorites Logo Board Game by SpinMaster

Logo is the game that puts your consumer knowledge to the test. Show off your knowledge of popular brands in this hilarious family game of pop-culture. Tap into the knowledge you’ve piled up over the years and discover astonishing facts and surprises that will entertain the entire family. Ages 12+ Available at — $39.95

Disney Universe by Disney

Disney Universe is an off-the-wall non-stop action adventure where Disney worlds and characters mix up for the first time. Suit up in iconic costumes and face challenges in legendary Disney worlds. Defeat enemies, collect coins and powerups, unlock new costumes and explore with friends as you battle in a mix-up of worlds inspired by numerous Disney and Pixar films.

Available at — $49.99

Parent’s Pick Curious George™ Zoobies®

Curious George™, is sure to become your child’s most adventurous playmate. From his soft brown fur to his bright red t-shirt, Curious George™ is easy to go bananas over. A plush toy, but also a pillow with a uniquely printed cozy coral fleece blanket zipped inside. Ages: 3+ months

Available at — $38.00

My Wrap® by Fundamentally Kids®, LLC Smart, creative fun! Kids draw, color and decorate to create extra special and memorable gift wrap. Each kit contains over 10 sq. ft. of gift wrap, stencils, stickers, gift tags, crayons, and more. 4 Themes available: Gingerbread Theme, Nativity Theme, Zoo Animal Theme and My Dog Theme. (Most popular with ages 3+ to 11)

Available at — $12.99


Best family we’ve seen this year. Easy set-up, no little parts, range of questions that anyone with a TV will understand. Not at all cut-throat—important when playing with competitive siblings. The best thing? Constant play; you don’t have to wait for your turn - great for the little ones with no patience. Finally, a kids game that lasts more than one day! We enjoyed seeing our favorite characters come to life and work together. The challenges that aren’t overly easy or frustrating. Low level of violence. The best thing? Multiplayer function allows up to 4 members of family to play at one time! We LOVE Zoobies®! You probably haven’t heard of them.... but every parent should! All the ingredients for a perfect nap all in one sweet and soft toy. Curious George™ and Cordury™ are additions to the collection. The quality impressed us the most, AND the entire Zoobies® is machine washable. The best thing? Convenient allin-one design makes them perfect for sleep overs, road trips, or nap-time at day-care.

Excellent idea... MyWrap is not just a great gift for kids — it turns wrapping paper into works of art. Too cute to throw away. Quality materials and great themes and graphics sparked our little artists’ creativity. Grandparents will love getting gifts wrapped in special paper crafted just for them. The message component makes each creation unique and personal. The best thing? MyWrap kits got kids invested in the gift giving process and kept them entertained for hours.

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Little Kids’ Pick Super Sorting Pie by Learning Resources

What’s not to love about this pretend pastry that stretches the mind? Slip the activity cards into the bottom of the pan to focus on sorting, counting, color and number recognition. Jumbo tweezers help children practice fine motor skills. Includes Activity Guide. Ages 3+ Available at — $27.99

Amazing. This toy kept kids of all ages busy for hours. Not only did they enjoy playing the suggested games and using the activity cards but we watched as the kids created their own role-playing scenarios. The older kids instinctively jumped in and used the pieces to help teach the younger kids how to count and add and subtract. The best thing? It’s self contained and easy to clean up. Fun and educational... too cool!

Chuggington Wooden Railway Trainee Roundhouse Set

Classic. Well made. No batteries necessary. The Chugginton train-sets have the 3 main ingredients of a great by Learning Resources gift. Our kids loved playing with their 32-piece set features a favorite Chuggington characters. There is 1-level roundhouse with also a Chug Champ die cast set available. over-the-top track layout. Includes Koko, Brewster, The wooden set was the parents favorite Vee, Chuggington sign and more! Chuggington Wooden - but some of our kids favored the Chug Railway sets have exclusive Chuggington themes. The Champ set because action was faster. track is compatible with other wooden train systems. The best thing? Silence. Much less noise Available at — $119.99 than battery operated sets. Wow. Everyone over the age of 8 couldn’t wait for their turn with this revolutionary techie toy. Everyone under 8 wished they had their own APPfinity AppBlaster iPod touch. Even the grown-ups for IPhone/IPod Touch got in on the action. Very addictive. by SpinMaster Well worth the price. We hope more games will become available soon, Bring your app gaming to the but the Alien Attack game that was next level. Lock and load your iPhone or iPod touch and included was great. The best thing? use dual triggers, trigger-tap technology and augmented reality applications, the AppBlaster turns any environment The overall quality of toy was great, into a virtual gaming experience. very sturdy, and securely hold iPod/ iPhone in place. Available at — $44.99

Big Kids’ Pick

Bead Style Studio by Bizu

Bizu is the fashion accessory that a modern girl can’t go without! Bizu is a Twist on Beads and make bracelets, charms, and necklaces. Give the jewelry a twist and create cute, posable characters! Glam, wild, rock and funky designs- provide a trend for everyone with thousands of possible combinations! Perfect for Age 6+ Available at — $29.99

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Beaded creations are hot, hot, hot this year with our girls. There are several great beading products out there. Bizu was our favorite because it was super easy to use, came with tons of charms and little characters. Stylish, fun and affordable. The best thing? The studio design allows you to sort and dispense charms and characters.


Editor’s Favorite Absolute Power™ Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger by Kensington Great gift for on the go and traveling professionals who need to stay connected to all of their devices! This Charger provides 100 watts of power to charge your laptop and two USB devices simultaneously. It is compatible with top-selling laptops and the two built-in USB ports offer 2.1 Amp capability for charging tablets and smart phones. Available at— $199.99

This is by far the best tech gift you could buy for anyone on your list who is attached to their laptop and/or cell phone. This does away with the tangle of various chargers and wires and leaves you with one sleek device that can charge 3 devices at one time from a single plug! This is the smallest, lightest, most powerful charger on the market. 10 charging tips are included with the charger so almost any laptop/ phone/tablet can be charged with ease. Best, best, best gift for me this year!

Extremely simple concept. We tested on kids ages 4 — 12... and guess what? It actually works about 95% of the time. The Pocket Referee is the perfect stocking stuffer... but we’re not sure if it should be in Mom’s stocking or the kids’. Great in the car and anytime more It’sat wha than a tk alivise!in the room ms kid dreaone ps kee t It’s wha time. The best thing? Although we were all sceptical, our kids quickly embraced the concept and liked having control over Available at — $9.95 the outcome of conflicts. The Pocket Referee

Do your kids fight over everything? Of course they do. They’re kids, and it’s natural. Help them learn how to settle conflicts with this remarkably simple tool. The Pocket Referee provides kids a process to settle disputes on their own. It eliminates the need for mom or dad to intervene and be the “bad guy.” It also helps kids to learn about priorities and delayed gratification.

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Top 2011Techie Gifts Top Pick

BungeeAir™ Power Wireless by Kensington

Security Tether™ & Battery for iPhone Any iPhone 4 user you need to shop for this holiday season will appreciate the BungeeAir™! It’s the essential 3-in-1 accessory for iPhone—wireless tether, case and battery. Just place the iPhone into the battery case and attach the BungeeAir Fob to your keys or purse and never lose or forget your iPhone again. When you and your phone are separated, the battery case sends a command the iPhone, instantly password locks the screen, and sends an alert to the BungeeAir Fob. A convenient app lets you customize security settings. Finding a misplaced iPhone is now easier than ever—one press of a button on the BungeeAir Fob rings the battery case on the iPhone. Integrated battery case provides 4 additional hours of power to your iPhone 4 Available at— $99.99

New Gadgets for 2011 There are so many new gadgets – particularly from Linksys out there – that the Average Joe probably doesn’t know the difference between a router or a bridge or an extender or if there is a difference. Here’s a Linksys 101 help: Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender

OK, so you have an iPad or laptop and your signal is inconsistent, particularly on the side of the house away from your wireless source. For under 80 bucks, this small, easy-to- hide device allows you to extend your signal throughout your home with easy set ups. If you desire a wired connection, there’s an Ethernet port to act as a bridge to connect wired devices to your network. Works with b/g/n Wi-Fi devices and good for all PCs and Macs.

Linksys WES610N 4-Port Dual-Band N Entertainment Bridge

A little bigger and a little more expensive (about $125), the bridge allows you to connect multiple home theater devices to your wireless network. Like Cisco is known for, expect easy set up as you use this to stream music or watch Hulu or maybe even connect up to four home theater or office devices. The cool thing here is that it basically makes wired device into a wireless one, whether it’s a Blu-Ray player or game console.

Linksys E4200 Maximum-Performance Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Router

This is the broadband router everyone needs if they expect quick wireless speeds and awesome streaming of music, video, pictures and more. Priced at about $160, the transfer rates are amazing for a premium experience, and its antenna provides enough coverage for most homes. There’s even a built-in USB port so you can add external storage to share files across your network. Upgrade that old router and join the 21st century.

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Caterpillar Gears Toddler Toy by Melissa and Doug

Bunny Picnic Pal Wrist Rattles by Apple Park

The Picnic Pal wrist and ankle rattles jingle when shaken. Soft baby velcro keeps them in place for continuous and drop-free playing. Available at — $16.00 We love that Apple Park products are totally organic. Super soft and high quality. The gift boxes are adorable, just slap on a bow and you’re good to go. Our babies liked making the bunny rattle, the noise was soft and soothing unlike other rattles. What did we like best? Safe velcro snaps on wrist or ankle and stops the toy from slipping onto the floor.

Turn the gears slowly and watch each interlocking segment move the next, or see how fast your child can make the caterpillar “crawl” on the wooden base. Toddlers will be fascinated by the colors and movement of this charming toy. Promotes color recognition, hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills. Age 18+ months Available at — $9.99

Totem Pole Stackers by Lamaze

Perfect for helping develop dexterity and handeye coordination, these fun, colorful stackers will engage and encourage baby. Smart magnets make these soft stackers an easy and non-frustrating way to help baby explore the concept of stacking and order. With bright colors, fun patterns and a rattle in each character, these toys are an adorable way to stimulate baby’s vision as well as engage baby’s hearing. Recommended Ages: 6+ months Available at — $17.95

Fleece Mittens

by Bear Hands & Buddies

Cute, adorable easy to get on infant and toddler mittens. Thinsulate lined polar fleece makes them cozy and warm. Kids love the unique paw design and want to keep these mittens on! Available at — $12.99


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Pretend & Play®

H2-Whoa! by B. toys

The wonder of water meets the wonder of you. Fill the pens with water & draw. Picture slowly fades as it dries. 4 pens tuck snugly away. Ages 18 months + Available — $20.69

Ice Cream Shop by Learning Resources

A sweet way to get imaginations churning. Colorful pieces encourage creative thinking, sharing, teamwork and other important social skills. Includes four scoops of ice cream, two cones, two ice cream dishes, two spoons, a banana that “splits,” a scooper, apron, write & wipe menu card and chocolate syrup bottle that “squirts” mess-free pretend chocolate. Ages 3 and up. — $26.99.

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Hand Puppet Gift Crates by Apple Park

Our kids love Ice Cream... and they loved playing with Ice Cream Shop even more. Quality toy with no little parts. Kids played together taking turn being customers and placing orders. We wish there was more than one apron, but with just one it encouraged taking turns and sharing.

Apple Park’s very special line of “Picnic Pal” books and plus animals are not only packed full of fun and happiness, but they are of extremely good quality and 100% organic. The gift crates make the perfect gift and both hand puppet and accompanying book come in a decorative gift box with grosgrain ribbon handle. Recommended Ages: 18+ months Available at — $38.00

Flashcar Friends™ by Brainy Baby®

Each Flashcar Friends™ vehicle is made of wood, including the flashcards too! Learning shapes and colors has never been so fun. Ages 4+ ­— $34.99 Available at

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Wikki Stix Tons of Fun

by WikkiStix

No glue no mess! Sticks with just fingertip pressure, endlessly reusable. Contains 96 Wikki Stix One-of-a-Kind Creatables, plus an array of fun and colorful components for making all kinds of Wikki creations. Make critters and creatures make a Wikkidoodle. Play the DoWikki game decorate cans and bags. Design greeting cards take along booklet for travel time. All in handly vinyl carry case.­— Ages 3+ Available — $16.95


AnyBook Reader

by Franklin Your voice. Your child. Your books. This flexible record and playback tool with 60 hours of recording time enables read-out-loud record and playback by parent and/or child, building experience, confidence and reading ability.

Pre-School Butterflies Rag Doll

What makes the doll special? No batteries required, just a child’s imagination. It’s the perfect gift for young girls. In this day of high tech and electronics, we believe a soft, huggable doll will be a perfect companion to share all of a child’s secrets and stories. Available at —$19.99

Available at — $59.99 A new twist on follow-along reading tools. We love that you can use it with not just ANY book, our kids favorite books! Although we’ve read them hundreds of times, it was great to be able to turn the control over to our little ones and still be involved at least virtually! It takes an investment of time to get the books recorded into AnyBook Reader, but it’s well worth it.

2011 Hess Toy Truck & Race Car

Heavy duty, flatbed utility style truck loaded with chrome detailing and working lights. Features 4-wheel suspension, push-button activated ignition, horn and backup alert sounds and a hidden driving ramp with hydraulic sound. Racecar features a pullback motor with 4-speed engine sounds and working lights. Available — $39.65

Disney Pixar Cars 2 AppMates by Disney Appmates are the first line of groundbreaking toys to interact and come to life with a digital interface. This fully interactive environment lets kids explore, collect and race.

Available at — $29.99


Curiosity Kits by The Orb Factory

Cardboard Adventures Knight Includes armor, a helmet, shield and sword all made out of thick and durable cardboard! Kids fold and bend their cardboard to create a historical Knight costume. This kit snaps together, with no need for scissors or glue. Cardboard Adventures also comes with stickers for decorating! Both a craft and a costume, this armor is based on historically accurate designs and includes a special Knight story and information booklet inside! Ages 4+ Available at — $19.99

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This deluxe ATM features a single-screen back lit digital display. Just insert the ATM card to activate the screen and view your savings. The coin slot recognizes the value of each coin and the automatic bill feeder accepts real currency. This secure vault is sure to keep your money safe—only you have access with your digital access code. Stand it up or hang on a wall with its built-in wall mount. AGE: 5 & Up

Available at — $39.99

Cup Critters by makedo

A great stocking stuffer, Cup Critters convert coffee cups into playful and collectible treasures. Easy to make and lowmess, portable creative activity that children will adore. All makedo parts are reusable. Available www. — $5.99

Sticky Mosaics by The Orb Factory

Ballerina Beauty Box

This bright pink jewelry box is sure to send any little dancer spinning! Perfect for special keepsakes and meaningful mementos, Sticky Mosaics Ballerina Beauty Box is not just a craft; it’s a wonderful piece of room décor that she’s sure to enjoy for years to come. A simple numbered legend and sparkling tiles and jewels to create beautiful ballerina mosaics. Includes: 1 jewelry box, 1 mirror inside, Ballerina story and over 550 stick-on tiles and jewels. Ages 5+ Available at — $19.99

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Velociraptor and Pterosaur Building Set by Bloco Toys inc.

Unique foam and plastic construction set with 5 different dinosaurs both boys and girls can enjoy. High quality pieces are attractively colored to stimulate play and can interlink, stack and rotate to create an endless variation of creatures kids can build. Age 5+ Available at — $19.99 Not just a puzzle, this just might be the greatest invention since Legos®. Large chunky pieces are easy to snap together and break apart. Super easy to clean up. Encourages creativity and fine motor skills development. Our kids created creatures from dinosaurs to mutant clawed monsters. Extremely great price for the quality and variety of each kit.

Whirl ‘n Wear Charms Spectacular Spinner Create custom jewelry in a flash with the Whirl ‘n Wear Charms Spectacular Spinner. This delightful jewelry kit comes with a spinner that automatically strings together charms and beads to create necklaces, bracelets, and more. And with more than 100 pieces to choose from, the kit gives your little jeweler plenty of creative options. Recommended for ages five and up, the spinner is an ideal toy for girls who love to accessorize. 5+ years

Available at —$24.99


Ages 8-10 Zombie Zab

by Doctor Dreadful

Turn into a mad scientist with the twisted mind of Doctor Dreadful. Perfect for ages 5 and up, Doctor Dreadful allows you to make heaps of horrifying treats that you create and eat! It looks gross and tastes great, leaving you completely disgusted that you want more! Available at — $38.00


Championship Tin with Cards

A ground-breaking innovation, taking trading cards to the next level with amazing Blast 3D technology, never before have trading cards contained 3D and animation effects like Redakai. New game technologies automatically track your progress and allow you to see the damaging effects of your attacks. Ages 6+

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Zoobles Mama & Babies Playset by Zoobles

The perfect place to raise and nurture your baby Zooblings! Mama and the twin babies have an incredible assortment of activities and accessories. Sit them in the baby swings as Mama sways them back and forth. Use your feeding and diaper changing stations to keep the twins well fed and clean. Available at — $24.99

A winner across the board, the 3D effects really give the cards a kick. Better than other collecting games, the characters are all interesting and even our girls were intrigued. The cards have a greater appeal to all kids, even the little ones because of the holographic aspects. We predict Redakai will be flying off the shelves this year.

Space Chips Sets by Hearth Song

Dream it, make it! Kids can build just about anything their imaginations can think up with Space Chips. All the pieces are bendable plastic and easily fit together. White pieces glow in the dark. Pieces pack up flat, so it’s easy to tote them anywhere. Ages 6+

Available — Starting at $14.99


Buddy Bumper Ball

by Hearth Song Bounce, bop, and bump with the Buddy Bumper Ball! Step inside this translucent blue ball and let the full-bodied fun begin! Kids have a blast with this play ball that gets them moving and laughing, bumping and bouncing off each other. Two balls double the fun so best buds or siblings can enjoy endless hours of energetic play. Adult supervision recommended.

Available — $29.98

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The Whiplash Pink

by Street Surfing

A combination of Wave board technology and a traditional scooter, the Whiplash Pink’s caster design, flexing deck and handlebar fuse together to provide riders with a cool, side to side, whip-like ride.

Available at — $69.99

Hyperactives Pro Aero GX by Air Hogs Defy gravity, and reach insane speeds of up to 20mph ! The high powered Air Hogs Hyperactive runs on a 2.4 Ghz controller for ultimate range and power. With its self-righting functionality, the Air Hogs Hyperactive always returns to its upright position giving you maximum racing time. Perfect for ages 12 +. Available at — $67.99 Fast and easy to control, our testers found this to be one toy they didn’t want to put back in the box. Ultra Fast and extremely stable, our testers had to really try to make the Hyperactive Pro flip over on its side. Girls, boys and even moms and dads were anxious for their turn to “take the wheel.” We thought it was a little pricey, but we were able to find some good discounts.

Shaun White Collection by Target

Limited-edition Shaun White 4 Target collection inspired by the pro-snowboarder is a hit with young men/boys. Music and travel themes, featuring denim, hoodies, jackets, graphic T-shirts, wovens, shoes and accessories. Entire line offers quality, stylish clothes at extremely affordable prices at Target stores.

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Beautees Layered Tee and Hat Sets

Brightly colored hats and flashy graphic tees combine for some super sassy style young fashion diva’s will love from Beautees. Prices start at just Available at — $14.99


Books & DVD s A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS by Hallmark Perfect for parents or grandparents to kids, or for the family to record together. — $29.95 Available at Hallmark Gold Crown & other Hallmark retailers (in stores only)

The Smurfs

Using real-life footage combined with animation, this family favorite follows the popular Smurfs through adventures in the Big Apple. (2-Disc Combo:Blu-ray 3D/ Blu-ray/DVD) — $45.99

Putumayo Kids “Kids World Party”

The Night Before Christmas: Special Edition 2 pk.

12 beloved holiday stories come to life on 2 DVDs, with narration by Jane Curtin, Anthony Edwards, Christopher Lloyd, and others. — $19.95

Jingle Interactive Storybook and Story Buddy by Hallmark Bring storytime to life with Jingle™ the Husky Pup. When you read key words in his books, he’ll respond with answers all his own. — $39.95 Available at Hallmark Gold Crown & other Hallmark retailers (in stores only)


Get the party started with this global medley of fun tunes from Trinidad to South Africa! Putumayo Kids expands its globally-themed product offerings with three fun, educational coloring books and sticker collections with African, Latin American, and European themes. Visit for more information and prices.

Sight Words

Children learn over 60 sight words through engaging characters, fun songs, and lots of practice. Words are presented in context to help build reading comprehension. Includes all pre-primer Dolch words, the top 20 from Fry’s, and more. Approx. 50 minutes. Preschool & up. — $19.99

Letter Sounds

New characters, fun music, and phonemic awareness games help students learn to read. Covers the most common sound that each letter makes. The on-screen mouth shows how to form each sound. By the end of this program, students are combining letters to read words and sentences. Approx. 60 min. Ages 4-7 — $19.99

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Top 10 Video Games Need for Speed: The Run by Electronic Arts

Battlefield 3

by Electronic Arts

This First-Person Shooter (FPS) is designed to attack your senses, delivering a visceral combat experience like no other FPS before it. Rated: Mature ­— $59.95

No speed limits. No rules. No allies. Weave thru urban centers & rocket down icy mountains racing from law. Rated: Mature ­— $59.95

Power Rangers Samurai by Namco

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean by Disney

Explore familiar locations filled with interactive LEGO objects, encounter more than 70 characters, find hidden LEGO treasures and learn new sword fighting moves. ­— $39.99

Practice the ancient Symbols of Power, activate your Spin Swords and become your favorite Samurai Ranger. Use your special powers and weapons ­— $42.00

Winter Stars

Cars 2

by Majesco

Bring the thrill and fun of winter sports into your home and compete with friends and family for trophies and medals. Multiplayer or single player, Beginner-friendly family & fun party modes or career/story mode, High replay value and arcade fun for everyone. ­— $29.99

Phineas and Ferb: by Disney

Back to the Future -

The Game by Telltale Games Six months after the events of the third film, the DeLorean Time Machine returns to Hill Valley - driverless! Marty must go back in time to save the Doc! Features original cast member voices, music and story This is the adventure fans have been waiting for! ­— $19.99

Across the 2nd Dimension Players explore and conquer new worlds in an action-packed platforming/combat game. Players overcome obstacles, use wacky gadgets and defeat enemies, Collect items, upgrade gadgets and unlock new characters. 24 thrilling levels. ­— $39.99

Fossil Fighters: Champions by Nintendo

This role-playing game is the 2nd in the series and is sort of a cross between Pokemon and Drag Quest with Dinosaurs added for a twist. Players unearth ancient vivosaurs to battle at their command and compete to become the greatest fossil fighter the world has ever seen. —­ $31.50

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by Disney

More than 20 different characters train to become world class spies. Players participate in simulated missions using high-tech gadgets. Player perform maneuvers only Cars characters can do: backwards driving, air tricks, sidestepping to avoid obstacles, 2 wheel driving and more. ­— $39.99

Professor Layton and the Last Specter by Nintendo

This popular puzzle adventure game is the fourth game in the Professor Layton series, and is a prequel that takes place three years before the first trilogy, detailing how Professor Layton met his apprentice, Luke Triton. The game includes over 170 puzzles. ­— $29.99


Educational Gifts Think-ets

Storytelling Game by Think-a-lot

Winter Holiday Collections Learn through play with Think-ets Holiday Collection, a carefully selected assortment of well-known holiday items that will engage kids before and after all the presents have been opened. Kids will love the holiday-themed trinkets and will begin telling lots of great stories right before your eyes. The game has 15 miniature trinkets from around the world with 10 different games to play, all housed in a red or green mesh pouch. For 1 or more players. Ages 8 + ­ Available at — $9.99 BUTTERFLY KEEPER’S


This lightweight habitat collapses for easy carrying in the field then expands a full 16” to create an instant aviary for live butterflies. The easy-access closure lets you reach in and out without harming/releasing, butterflies. A nylon strap with Velcro closures keeps habitat collapsed when not in use then doubles as a handle for carrying or hanging aloft. Ages 5+ Available at ­— $14.99

Teach My Baby

All-In-One Kit by Christy Cook

Teach My Baby is the multi award-winning all-in-one learning kit for babies 6-18 months. The kit is divided into four sections to teach your baby - First Words, First Numbers, Self and Sound & Touch. Requiring no batteries or DVDs, the kit has an assortment of everything necessary for teaching babies the basics; nesting blocks, finger puppets, books, textured & mirrored flashcards, a story board, one & two piece puzzles, all in a portable and storable carrying case. Available at—$49.99

Kimochis Box Sets™ byKimochis

Kimochis™ are unique, fun, educational plush characters that help facilitate positive communication between children and their parents, caregivers, and peers and help cultivate social and emotional learning. When children Bug Makes a Splash by Kimochis are able to express their feelings and are Adorable Kimochis Character “Bug” provided with basic, engaging tools that help learns to overcome fears and find develop their emotional and social skills, courage in this beautifully illustrated studies have shown that they perform better book, a great companion piece to the academically and Kimochis “Bug” character. they cultivate confidence, Bug Box Set byKimochis self-esteem Bug is a caterpillar who is afraid of and character. change. This innovative product line succeeds in teaching children to identify and express Available at feelings in a positive way. — $24.99


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Top 10 Games Flip Out by Gamewright

Switch, swap, and flip cards in order to get at least four-of-akind in a row. Sounds easy, but the cards in your hand are not necessarily your own! Every card is double-sided, so anyone can take - and use- any card in sight. Collect the most cards and, no matter how you look at it, you win! Available at — $19.99

Farkle Frenzy by Patch Products Inc.

Everyone rolls at the same time to try and score the most points. Press down the funky Bubble Hub to vibrate and bounce the common die, and then let the fun begin! Take a risk and roll to collect scoring dice on the stepped Dice Risers, and race to fill yours first! Ages 8+ Available at — $21.99

City Square Off by Gamewright

There’s nothing like a great city rivalry. Put your spatial thinking and strategic planning skills to the test as you try to fill your city grid in the most efficient pattern. Do your best to plan a few moves ahead, but beware: Shapes will be drawn and random and not every tile will be used. Ages 8 + Available at — $19.99

Stomple by SpinMaster

Outwit opponents by stomping their marbles before they stomp yours. Outmaneuver by leaving their stomper trapped with no escape. The more you play, the more you learn the strategy behind the stomping. Ages 8+ Available at — $47.70

Say Anything Family by North Star Games This family oriented party game gives players the chance to settle important questions like, “Which celebrity would make the worst babysitter?” or “What magical power would be the coolest to have?” Ages 8+ Available at Target Retail stores or online at — $19.99

Consensus® Original Edition and Concensus® Junior Edition by Mindlogic

Both the original Consensus® and the Junior Edition are great family games. Players can express themselves as individuals and/or as part of a group. The original edition has a slightly more adult theme, is perfect for parties and is recommended for Ages 13 +. The Junior Edition tones it down a bit and is recommended for Ages 8 + Available at — $24.95

Gifts the Whole Family Can Enjoy The Nueske Party Basket

A tasty selection of Wisconsin cheese and sausage makes entertaining a snap. Use the cheese, sausage and crackers to have a gourmet party spread or send as a gift. The decorative apple tin features cheese and applewood smoked sausage. — $39.95 Available at

Danish Kringle Pastry

Start a new family tradition with a great Christmas morning treat! A kringle is made of feather light layers of Danish pastry, filled with choice of fillings. Each Kringle serves 8-12 people. — 2 for $35.00 Available at

Rosie’s Biscottis

Here’s the perfect gift to give on any occasion… Holidays, Special Events, Hostess Gift, to say Thank You or simply Treat Yourself! Check out all the delectable flavors. It’s “All About The Taste.” We couldn’t stop eating these delicious, home-made treats. From $13 to $26 plus shipping. Available at

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Top Gifts for Her Nonnie Waller’s Pillow-Top Classic

We couldn’t agree more with Oprah and Gayle! The “Crown Jewels Peridot” trio by Noonie Wallers is the perfect gift. Includes: keepsake designer hat box, delicious heirloom recipe pound cake, and flesh flower nosegay delivered in an exclusive sateen emblem bag. Beautiful beyond words! This memorable gift will impress the woman who has everything! Medium: $132 plus delivery.


Made from recycled paper, sayitwithbookcovers lets you cover old books with a message. The covered books stack together to form quotes (there are over 100 quotes to choose from). Available in either cream or brown. Retail $20 per book cover kit that includes five book covers: two blank and three forming the quote. Make your bookcase a work of art.

Jonesy Stationery

The perfect gift for the eco-friendly people on your gift list. Jonesy stationery takes green to the next level with notebooks with biodegradable sleeves and postcards that can be used again. All products are printed with soy bases inks on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper. Select from personal stationery, invitations, greeting cards, corporate correspondence and more. Greeting Cards $4.50 each.


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Top Gifts for Him Rite In The Rain

We think this Travel Journal Kit is the perfect gift for the world traveler or a trip to the Jersey Shore! This ultimate travel companion has all-weather writing paper that sheds water and enables you to write anywhere, in any weather. Sized to fit in your back pocket, the Travel Kit includes a Cordura® Cover and All-Weather Pen. Price: — $46.89

Fiskars’ ShopBoss™

Forget the socks and cartoon character neckties this holiday season.The ShopBoss™ helps complete tasks faster by combining some of the most frequently used tools into one tool as versatile as the task your guy’s bound to tackle. Fiskars’ ShopBoss™ Hardware Snip combines heavy-duty cutting power and practical multi-functionality. Available at— $19.99


Joelle’s Gifts january thru March

50% Off select items

609-653-1743 • A Bella Salon January Savings Exp. 1/31/12

20% Off Any Massage

Never Experienced at A Bella Touch

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A Bella Salon February Savings Exp. 2/28/12

20% Off Any Facial

Never Experienced at A Bella Touch

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A Bella Salon march Savings Exp. 3/31/12

20% Off Any Body Treatment Never Experienced at A Bella Touch

609-653-2333 •

ProDanceAcademy January Savings Exp. 1/31/12

10% Off Dancing Grannies Class For Women Ages 50+

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ProDanceAcademy February Savings Exp. 2/28/12

10% Off Munchkin Class For Kids Ages 4-6

609-926-2220 •

10% Off Tiny Tots Class

by Editors of Creative Homeowner and Char-Broil

For Kids Ages 2-3

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Get grilling with fabulous recipes for every meal of the day in the new America Grills cookbook

Linwood Custom Jewelers Jan. Savings Exp. 1/31/12

20% Off Entire Purchase

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Available at www.— $24.95

Suite 28 January Savings Exp. 1/31/12

20% Off Entire Purchase 609-653-2166

The revolutionary Wave 360 is the world’s first casterboard featuring 360° dual-directional technology on a traditional ABS board. The lightweight design improves board speed and trick capabilities while the overall rider experience is greatly enhanced compared to a traditional casterboard. Available at www. — $69.99

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ProDanceAcademy march Savings Exp. 3/31/12

America Grills

Street Surfing Wave 360 Casterboard

Shopping for a Cause

PeeWee’s january thru March

10% Off Entire Purchase 609-653-9055

Barbara’s january thru March

20% Off Original Price of Entire Purchase 609-601-0035

Coupons can not be combined with any other offer and are valid only during the month specified.



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